ยฃ35k csl?

ยฃ35k csl?

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daviekiwi

Original Poster:

64 posts

172 months

Saturday 6th June 2020
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Evening all, do you think i could buy bmw m3 csl for 35k or have i missed the boat?
may be affer furrlow will pop one up later in the year?
or are they nailed on mental money now?
comments welcome.

PaulJC84

745 posts

184 months

Wednesday 10th June 2020
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Maybe is someone is keen for a quick sale and the car is higher miles like 140k+

CRA1G

4,876 posts

162 months

Wednesday 10th June 2020
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daviekiwi said:
Evening all, do you think i could buy bmw m3 csl for 35k or have i missed the boat?
Missed it..? I think it's sunken...hehe

Matthew7711

39 posts

60 months

Tuesday 16th June 2020
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CSL prices will start to spike again.

So many low numbers and nothing is being made like this anymore.

petery

357 posts

177 months

Monday 29th June 2020
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daviekiwi said:
Evening all, do you think i could buy bmw m3 csl for 35k or have i missed the boat?
may be affer furrlow will pop one up later in the year?
or are they nailed on mental money now?
comments welcome.
It’s possible for a higher mileage one, I sold mine in December for £34k it was a 2 owner car, full BMW service history and done 84k miles. Below what I think it was worth but had it advertised for a longtime at £37k and got no interest, £35k and started to get calls so must have been about right at the time.

daviekiwi

Original Poster:

64 posts

172 months

Saturday 11th July 2020
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Hope to pick one up at some point, waiting game for the moment at 35k!
Any csl owners that want to p/x a mint carbon black manual coupe with 41k give me shout.

GregorFuk

552 posts

167 months

Saturday 11th July 2020
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I would echo petery’s comments. When selling my high miler (circa 89K) a couple of years ago I started at a knowingly optimistic price in the low 40s but it was only when I dropped to the magic 35k that the phone got properly busy. These cars are harder to shift and in lower demand than people make out IMHO. I’m also not sure I could recommend anyone takes a punt on a high miler, they are fragile cars and rust just the same as any E46.

Evolved

2,792 posts

154 months

Saturday 11th July 2020
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Sold my mint warrantied SG with 54k for £26k.
Did strip off my CSL Cup brakes (Alcon) before and sold them separate.

Edit: this was five years ago now laugh

daviekiwi

Original Poster:

64 posts

172 months

Sunday 16th August 2020
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I think i will keep my standard m3 for now, hard to justify another 20k plus for an smg gear boxed car with higher miles.
Thanks for the comments, would still love a csl though.

Kettmark

673 posts

120 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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Thread revival. What's the starting point for these now?
Advertised cars around £60k don't seem to be moving..

bencollins4

579 posts

173 months

Monday 2nd November 2020
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There are very few on the market currently so it's difficult to judge. There were higher mileage examples around for under £40k earlier in the year but not now.

Having watched 1M's carefully I can confirm there are now 1/3 of the cars available on Autotrader that were for sale in April/May time as a guide. Similar situation with CSL's I think.


nw942

370 posts

72 months

Tuesday 3rd November 2020
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Cars with 40k miles have been around £60000 for quite some time.

Something with ~ 70k miles would have been low-forties

But I can see only 8 cars on PH and some deviation from what I just said smile

If you are looking then may be worth asking on CSL Register.


Edited by nw942 on Tuesday 3rd November 11:07

Kettmark

673 posts

120 months

Tuesday 3rd November 2020
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Thanks chaps. As advised, I've joined and posted on the csl register.

Matthew7711

39 posts

60 months

Thursday 12th November 2020
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Kettmark said:
Thread revival. What's the starting point for these now?
Advertised cars around £60k don't seem to be moving..
Only CSLs that sell under 40k are the ones with over 100k on the clock and they are still in great condition as they usually have had all the major items done.

Price of these cars will rocket when the climate improves next year and the parts are already rare and expensive.

Owners are really starting to hold onto these cars.

Kettmark

673 posts

120 months

Friday 13th November 2020
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Seems to be true owners are holding onto them, as can be seen by the lack of cars advertised. I'm prepared to play the waiting game....

Cheburator mk2

2,713 posts

166 months

Friday 13th November 2020
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Kettmark said:
Seems to be true owners are holding onto them, as can be seen by the lack of cars advertised. I'm prepared to play the waiting game....
If you can stretch i would just bite the bullet and try and buy the right car... Who knows what is around the corner? Back in 2014 I had set my heart on a GT3... Meanwhile I had the option to buy back the only car I have ever bought brand new - a Z4MC - from a mate. I thought I would wait for the GT3s to drop back to £30k, the Z4MC was a great car in its own right etc. As it happened, my mate messed me around and I pulled the trigger on a very special LHD GT3 Club Sport... I stretched the budget, but I have never looked back... At present I use an Imola Red E46 M3 as my daily car. It is super sorted and mentally fast compared to a normal M3, and yet I still hanker after a CSL to live alongside the GT3... So, if you can, don't wait, but do it...

Kettmark

673 posts

120 months

Friday 13th November 2020
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I hear you. I'm nearing 50 years old & can hear the clock ticking and realise life is short. My head says don't be silly, my heart says dfdi.

Double gauche

315 posts

64 months

Monday 22nd March
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40 k miles cars seem to be hard to come by currently,
i might bid on the Silverstone auction car even though it hasn't moved in 9 years !

rstoughy

76 posts

175 months

Friday 26th March
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Double gauche said:
40 k miles cars seem to be hard to come by currently,
i might bid on the Silverstone auction car even though it hasn't moved in 9 years !
My advice is go and see it 1st prior to purchase wink If its the one I think it is then the wings and bonnet will be worth a close inspection. If its not then i apologise.

These CSL in general is starting to sky rocket, It was only a matter of time and looks like that is starting now. Another thing is Just wait until they can be exported to the USA.... that's going to push them up even harder.

trawler

165 posts

162 months

Friday 26th March
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rstoughy said:
My advice is go and see it 1st prior to purchase wink If its the one I think it is then the wings and bonnet will be worth a close inspection. If its not then i apologise.

These CSL in general is starting to sky rocket, It was only a matter of time and looks like that is starting now. Another thing is Just wait until they can be exported to the USA.... that's going to push them up even harder.
And check the well known rear cracks I’m led to believe.

When the USA market opens the boat will not only well and truly sailed but be out of sight